I totally lucked out on this Mega Research Trip of 2015. My friend and fellow author, Emma Jameson, was also in London doing some research of her own (She’s got two AMAZING cozy mystery series. I can’t recommend them enough). We were able to hang out and combine our research adventures.
First stop: Hyde Park. One of my favorite places in London. You will no doubt recognize the name from a couple of my books. Morgan gets into it with a vampire in Hyde Park in the second Sunwalker Saga novel, Kissed by Fire. The park also makes an appearance in my contemporary romance series, Notting Hill Diaries.
Our next stop was Mayfair. One of Emma’s series is set largely in Mayfair, so this was a natural for our agenda.
See that ridiculously shiny car below? That was just meandering through the streets so of course I had to snap a pic. Good thing I did. It inspired a scene in the upcoming Sunwalker Saga: Witchblood novel, Deathwalker.
I also found some great pics of the inspiration for the mysterious basement apartment in Kissing Frogs. (If you’ve read it, you know what I mean!)
Finally, we had to skip over to Notting Hill for some research. With Kissing Mr. Darcy coming up this fall, I knew I needed more fodder. I certainly got it! From the quirky shops to the pastel houses, everything was so inspirational. I can’t wait to add all kinds of fun things to the book. Including some flirtations with handsome gentlemen. 😉
It was certainly a busy day! Next up: More adventures in London. AND stay tuned for Prague!